Feeling overwhelmed and frustrated? Not sure if you are raising your kids right or messing them up? Being a great parent isn’t as hard as you think. These simple traits are what makes a parent great.
How to Be a Better Parent. Tips that work!
What qualities make a good parent?
If we can’t give them what they need, are we even good parents at all?
Simple Ways to be a better parent
1 – Love unconditionally
2 – Spend time together
3 – Avoid comparisons
4 – Set rules
5 – Accept mistakes
6 – Use positive parenting
Positive parenting is when you put emphasis on good behavior and try to not pay attention to the bad behavior. By using this parenting method, you teach kids that they get your attention with good behavior, making them want to do that more often.
7 – Be a role model
Monkey See, Monkey do. You want to raise happy kids who tell the truth and do good deeds? Then they need to see that from you too! You can’t scream at your kids and then expect them to use indoor voices when they get mad.
The same goes for hitting, spanking, or even throwing items. Be the person you want your kid to be! And always remember they are like little sponges. The way you treat your partner, kids will notice! The way you act towards friends or family… kids will do the same.
Even the way you treat a waitress at a restaurant… your kids will pick that up and do the same. So be a role model to them. Practice good behavior on your own!
8 – Let them fly
As much as we want to be there for our kids and help them with everything in life, in order to be a good parent we also need to let them be independent and learn things on their own. Kids need to be able to accomplish certain tasks so they can grow up and be amazing adults.
It breaks my heart to picture my daughter growing up and moving out on her own one day. But I know I’ll have done my parenting job well when she can thrive on her own in a home, a job, a relationship, and a family all of her own one day.
9 – Say I love you
Not only saying ‘I Love You’, but showing affection as well. Hug your kids. Kiss them. Hold their hands. Physical contact releases endorphins lower heart rate and blood pressure and calms the nervous system.
So just by giving simple gestures of love and affection to your kids, you are making them feel loved and special and happy. And how can you be a better parent than that?
10 – Take care of yourself
You can’t take care of other people unless you take care of yourself. Do you really want to be a better parent? Find ways to practice self-care so you can be more relaxed and less stressed. And the happier you can be, the better chance you have of being the best parent you can possibly be!